VIDEO: Real Madrid Vinicius Junior Sent Off After Facing Racist Abuse At Valencia
VIDEO: Real Madrid Vinicius Junior Sent Off After Facing Racist Abuse At Valencia (Watch Full Video)
The Real Madrid star stated the league that ‘once belonged to Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi today belongs to racists’
Vinicius Junior stated “racism is normal in LaLiga” after the Real Madrid star was despatched off having confronted racist abuse from the stands in a 1-0 defeat at Valencia on Sunday.
The match on the Mestalla was halted for 10 minutes within the second half as Vinicius identified followers to the referee who he stated had racially abused him.
The Brazilian continued to play however was despatched off in damage time after he turned concerned in a brawl with Valencia gamers. The 22-year-old shoved Valencia striker Hugo Duro as tempers flared between either side, with VAR deciding it warranted a pink card.
Vinicius has been subjected to racist abuse a number of occasions this season. Before Sunday’s match, LaLiga have filed as many as eight cases of “racist behaviour” towards the ahead this season, together with towards Real Madrid’s rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
In a submit on social media, Vinicius stated the “championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi today belongs to racists”.
“It wasn’t the first time, nor the second, nor the third,” Vinicius stated. “Racism is regular in La Liga. The competitors thinks it’s regular, the Federation does too and the opponents encourage it.
“Today, in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists. And unfortunately, for everything that happens each week, I have no defence. But I am strong and I will go to the end against racists.”
vini. cries after the racist chants towards him . pic.twitter.com/UCOcrxKLbw
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